THERAPY OBSERVATIONSPosted By Tina Dubin, Ph.D. on July 7, 2013 at 11:43am | Tina's Musings
These are some of the challenges and patterns from therapy sessions that I find myself thinking about: wondering what is helpful and wanting to know what others do.
My Broken Ankle/Psychic Trauma
My bro ken ankle (2010) has healed according to X-rays. But I still can’t walk like I used to. It seems to me (not surprisingly) that this physical ordeal has a lot in common with psychic hurt, trauma, and loss.
It creates a significant change in your life, your outlook and you day to day situation.
– You’re never quite the same
– You eventually compensate and adjust
– The compensation sometimes causes problems later
– It heals slowly – “glacially” was the adverb I chose
– It’s vulnerable to re-injury
– It aches at times
– It takes practice to stretch and to trust the parts that were injured – and yourself
– You do practice – so you can go on
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Posted by Tina Dubin, Ph.D.
I received my doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1977. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling Center. Since then, I have been a research associate at the Institute of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Texas, a founding associate of Family Eldercare, and have been in private practice with my husband, Dr. William Dubin, at Psychological ARTS since 1980.